Veterans Seek a 'Sense of Service' on Capitol Hill
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
Most people are familiar with stories of starving artists going to Hollywood, putting everything on the line to live out a dream and work for that “big break” on the silver screen. Less known are the stories of veterans with little or no money heading to Washington, D.C. to follow a passion for public service.
Thirty-six-year-old Navy veteran Justin Brown lived that reality. Now he's giving back. As the founder of HillVets, his organization provides fellowships, training, housing, and other supports to help fellow veterans pursue careers in policy, politics, or government.